The scriptures tell us that no man has ever seen God, it says “No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.” (John 1:18 NKJV)
Let’s understand this scripture properly, nobody has ever seen or can clearly describe the entity called God, people over the ages have seen and encountered God only through the manifestation of His word, through the truth made manifest, Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the manifestation of truth, He is the word made flesh. His existence is the unfolding of truth. The implication of this to you is this; people will not know God until you show them what He looks like by living out the truth. This is what it means to literally give your life to Christ and live for Him. This is what it means to be a witness of Christ, to show by your life, the reality of the truth. It is not about ‘talking’, it’s about ‘being.’ You have to ‘be’ before you can ‘talk’ effectively. Check the instances in scripture where there was verbal communication of the gospel, you will see that there was first a ‘living’ of the gospel before it. It is about being “a living letter.” For example, when people see you walk in love toward those around you, they see what God is like, for God is love.
In the same way, satan makes himself seen, felt and known in this world when people live their lives based on lies and falsehood. For example, because of fearful things that has happened, people have been advised never to stop on the highway to offer help to strangers, with the generalised judgement that everyone waving you down on the highway is probably up to no good. So, what happens is that no matter how convincing the strangers need for help is, people will drive past them. Now, this is normal for a man living in the flesh, after all, the only way he can judge the situation is through his senses. You won’t blame him, but nevertheless, through his actions, he has given the evil one the opportunity to express himself.
God makes Himself felt in this world through the faith of people who have seen the truth, their faith in the truth works through love to produce life. The scriptures say that faith works through love. Jesus, which is the manifestation of the truth says, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” He went about doing good, so should you because you have the spirit of Christ in you. Satan makes himself felt in this world through the ignorance of people who are blinded from the truth, the frustration they feel in that darkness works through fear to produce death. Life, as we have seen means experiencing God through the lives of people who make the truth real by living it out, and death is to be starved of the goodness and love of God by the actions of those who out of fear perpetuate wickedness in the world.
(YOU ARE AS CHRIST IS. Ephesians 2:13-16, Galatians 2:18-20)
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